How We Got Started
Sanctuary is a Calgary local vegan candle company created in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, to bring the cozy factor into your homes while giving back to our furry friends!
My name is Chloe, and I was born and raised in Victoria although Calgary is now my home! I’d also like to introduce you to my fur baby, Winnie! She has been my inspiration, my cheerleader, and my best greeter when my customers pick up their orders!
I have always had a love for animals, but Winnie made that need to want to do more for the animals stronger than ever. Thinking of animals stranded in fatal situations, the videos that come across your social media… it made me want to do more and question how I can do my part.
Sanctuary was born with the goal of creating products I love and giving a portion back to animal charity, saving those animals from fatality. I dove into this business unaware of the potential and with the thought this would be a small project. But with the love and support of my amazing customers we continue to grow, and I’m so excited for what we can achieve together!
Candles are an essential part of my home! They make me feel cozy, comforted and are a key component to my relaxation. With this brand I am hoping to bring a little piece of my happy place into your homes and also give back to the animals who add so much joy to our lives!
Each candle is individually crafted and hand poured using a premium coconut/soy wax and wooden wicks. Read more about the products we use below!
The Charity We Support
We felt so strongly about partnering with Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation (PMRF) because of their values and the difference they are making in the world. Pawsitive Match saves dogs and cats facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. The animals in their program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down, as well as stray animals that have no home. In many cases they are the only hope these cats and dogs have, as many shelters turn to them when they are out of options.
“We believe that animals deserve a second chance at a happy life, no matter where they come from.”
$1 from every candle purchased is donated to animal charity.
The Products We Use
Learn more about the products we use below…
All of our candles are hand poured using a coconut/soy wax blend.
Benefits of using Coconut Soy Wax:
- Less soot.
- Clean burning.
- Superior hot & cold scent throw.
- Slow burning, so your candle lasts longer.
Our candles are scented with fragrance oils which are created using both natural and synthetic components.
All of our fragrance oils are Paraben and Phthalate free, making them safer for you and the environment.